FEBRUARY 17, 18, 19, 24
10:30 a.m. at area Senior Centers
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging will hold the Fiscal Year 2016 Public Hearings on Feb. 17 at Washington Senior Center, Feb. 18 at Bridgeton Senior Center, Feb. 19 at Quad-Cities Senior Center and Feb. 24 at St. Peters Senior Center. The public is invited to participate and provide feedback on the agency's upcoming year's plan for services for seniors in Jefferson, Franklin, St. Louis and St. Charles counties. For directions and additional information, go to www.agingmissouri.org or call 636-207-0847.
Mary Schaefer, email@example.com, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, 636-207-0847, www.agingmissouri.org
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital
Joint pain stopping you from enjoying daily activities? If joint pain is taking over your life, you owe it to yourself to find out more about treatment options and surgery techniques. Join us for a free seminar with Dr. Matthew Bradley. Call 1-888-457-5203 to RSVP.
Simone Valle, firstname.lastname@example.org, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
10:00 a.m. at NCJW
OACAP Training Session with Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. OACAP and the MEAAA are joining forces for a new project called "SOS," Senior Outreach & Support. For this project, OACAP will contact homebound older adults by phone, and possibly make a new friend! A training session will be held at the NCJW offices. Please RSVP to Heather, email@example.com or call 314-993-5181 for more information.
Alyssa Shyken, firstname.lastname@example.org, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181, www.ncjwstl.org
FEBRUARY 27 TO MARCH 1
At the YMCA Trout Lodge
Women's Wellness is a weekend of entertaining and instructional classes designed to help women grow the health of their mind, body, and spirit. Participants can sign up for a wide variety of classes including Dutch-oven cooking, shotgun basics, yoga, knitting, jewelry making, self-defense, horseback riding, and more.
Monica Garcia, email@example.com, YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood, 314-241-9622, www.ymcaoftheozarks.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SLU
Dementia: Causes and Treatment Options, presented by the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter. After participating in this event, attendees will be able to identify current research and treatment options related to dementia, issues related to dementia, including delirium and depression, and to recognize the value of meaningful activities and evidence-based nonpharmacologic intervention strategies relevant for persons with dementia. The target audience for this conference is Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, PT/OT, and Social Workers.
Kathy Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org, Saint Louis University, Division of Geriatrics, 314-977-8848, https://slu.cloud-cme.com/Ap2.aspx?EID=6254&P=5
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at Chesterfield Mall
Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager, will share her knowledge and experience at the New Caregiver Tool Kit Workshop in the Gateway to Dreams space outside the lower level of Dillard's at Chesterfield mall. Cost is $47 and all participants will receive the Blueprint for Care book as well as a workbook for collecting the sensitive data needed at end of life. To find out more, visit www.caringforparentstogether.com and click on the webinar button on the right to register.
Diane Keefe, email@example.com, Caring for Parents Together, 636-230-2926, www.caringforparentstogether.com
MARCH 10 TO APRIL 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke's
A six-week program on Chronic Disease Self Management will be offered at St. Lukes Hospital, 3rd floor conference room, covering techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, pain, depression and isolation; appropriate exercises for improving strength and flexibility; nutrition on the new plate method; appropriate use of medication; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; and how to evaluate new treatments. Participants who come to at least three meetings will receive the book Living a Healthy Life and an audio relaxation tape. To register, call 314-542-4848 or visit the web site at www.stlukes-stl.com.
Linda Hiette, firstname.lastname@example.org, St. Louis County Department of Health, 314-615-0506, www.stlukes-stl.com
MONDAY, MARCH 16
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at WUSTL
Promoting Health and Longevity through Diet: Metabolic and Molecular Mechanisms. Luigi Fontana, MD, Washington University. Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, Room 214 A/B, Washington University, Medical Campus. CEUs for social work are available to attendees for $10, please bring a check or cash. Visit our website for information on parking validation.
Stephanie Herbers, CenterforAging@wustl.edu, Washington University, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, 314-747-9234, www.publichealth.wustl.edu/aging
MONDAY, MARCH 18
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Senior Services Plus
The Older Adults Health Council and Senior Services Plus are co-sponsoring the "Just for the Health of It" Spring Health Fair, at Senior Services Plus, 2603 North Rodgers Avenue in Alton, Illinois. The health fair will offer 55 vendors from organizations around the Metro East Community. Free health screenings will be available, and door prizes and giveaways offered through individual vendors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org.
Kimberly Campbell, email@example.com, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, www.seniorservicesplus.org
BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 23
At St. Louis Community College
SLCC Continuing Education is pleased to offer the Caregiving at Home Series, a personal enrichment opportunity for individuals caring for a family member, friend or helping those needing assistance with personal care. Whether you're a family member, a concerned friend, or a community volunteer helping a senior with household tasks, personal and/or health care in the home setting or transportation, this 8-week workshop provides helpful information. Throughout this workshop resources and support for the caregiver will be addressed. While the course is primarily for the nonprofessional caregiver, portions of the course may be very useful to professionals providing care for family or close friends. The 8-week program begins Monday, March 23. Individuals may come to the entire workshop or select individual sessions. AHCE:701 | Section 650. Fee: $129. Call 314-984-7777 to register.
Timothy Gallo, firstname.lastname@example.org, St. Louis Community College-Continuing Education, 314-539-5741, www.stlcc.edu/ce
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Power of Play. 4.5 hours CEUs. Conference will address the neuroscience of play and how to put play into work, have more fun in your office, and offer " tools for taboos" when dealing with sex and death in therapy.
Beth Quick-Andrews, email@example.com, Psychotherapy Saint Louis, 314-416-2260, www.psychotherapysaintlouis.org
SATURDAY, MAY 2
St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) will hold its next equipment donation drive on May 2nd. St. Louis HELP accepts tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org or call 314-567-4700 for more information.
Liz Cannon, firstname.lastname@example.org, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org
FRIDAY, MAY 29
8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit www.AgeSmart.org.
Tamara Stancil, email@example.com, AgeSmart Community Resources, 618-222-2561, www.agesmart.org
AUGUST 17, 18, 19
At the Lodge of the Four Seasons
"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health on August 17 through 19, 2015 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.
Catherine Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org